A Wish Come Clear

Choosing Love, Losing Fear, & Finding Home

Contentment is NOT a Foreign Land. (Plus, the Trailer!!!)

One morning, I sat down to write feeling crazy and desperate. I was deep in the midst of a waiting season, and — much as I’d like to think otherwise — I’m not the most patient person. (Maybe you can relate?) I wrote: “It’s all hopeless. So many times I’ve [...]

In My Arms: A Guest Post by Gillian Marchenko

Happy Holiday, friends! Today, we’re opening our doors to a guest. It’s my pleasure to introduce Gillian Marchenko. (Her tagline: “The world is full of people who seem to have it all together … Gillian speaks for the rest of us.”) She’s an author and national speaker who lives in [...]

The Work That’s Never Done

There’s one item in our house that always catches people’s eyes. The item in question? A photo collage that my husband Jonathan received when we moved away from the L’Arche community where we met. Farewell collages are a tradition at L’Arche DC; they feature the faces of every person that [...]

Coming Home: The Liberation I Found at L’Arche

Happy Memorial Day, U.S. readers! This article was originally published in America, February 11, 2013, and is reprinted with the permission of America Press, Inc., americamagazine.org. I remember exactly where I was standing. It was in a small hallway at a L’Arche home in Washington, D.C., when I met my [...]